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Biographical Jacob Maydanyk (1891-1984)

This series contains biographical materials about store proprietor Jacob Maydanyk such as personal correspondence with family and friends, medical documentation and miscellaneous personal documents that are not relevant to the store. This series has three sub-series: Publications, Illustrations and Newspapers.

Publications

The sub-series Publications contains the following: Canadoon Monthly No.1 (1975), Lysty Shteefa Tabachniuka do zhinky Yavdohy (c.1921); Manigrula: Komedija v odnij diji, zi spivamy i tanziamy (1915); Vuykova Knyga (1930) and correspondence and documents relevant to publications (1933-1963). The following Maydanyk’s publications are not part of the collection and can be found in Oseredok’s library: Vuykova Knyga: Almanac Vuyka Shteefa with illustrations by J. Maydanyk (1930); Vuyko Sh. Tabachniuk I inshi novi, korotki opovidannja: Poverh 100 iljustrazij avtora (1959); Vuykova Knyga: Almanac Vuyka Shteefa with illustrations by J. Maydanyk (1974).

Illustrations

The sub-series Illustrations contains a book with newspapers clippings from the Canadian Farmer (1927-1929) which have Maydanyk’s illustrations in them; miscellaneous small and medium size illustrations (c.1915-1929,1974).

Newspapers

The last sub-series Newspapers encompasses 35 periodical titles (1912- 1979) in Ukrainian, English and Polish.

Business correspondence with suppliers and partners

The series contains business correspondence with suppliers and partners. The store had a substantial network of domestic and international suppliers and partners (e.g. USA, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Ukraine, Czech Republic). The majority of correspondence is relevant to placing orders; inquiries for specific items; shipment, etc. The correspondence is predominantly in English, with some French, Italian and Ukrainian.

Business correspondence with clients

This series is dedicated to business correspondence with clients which consists of placing orders for goods and services; clarifying orders; drawings of custom made items (e.g. icons, tabernacles, ecclesiastical vestments, banners, etc.); requests for merchandise catalogs, etc. The majority of the store's clientele were parish priests and members of Parish Councils from various Christian denominations such as Ukrainian Geek-Catholic Church, Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church, Canadian Orthodox Church, Romanian Canadian Orthodox Church, Romanian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America, Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Canada and Russian Orthodox Church. The correspondence is predominantly in Ukrainian, with some English.

Other business documentation and correspondence

This series contains various business documentation and correspondence, specifically: advertising correspondence; deposit slips; account books; cash and sales books; cash receipt slips; cheque books; cheques payable; cheques from clients; documentation related to City Hydro, Water Works Branch, Manitoba Power Commission, Manitoba Telephone System, Liquor Control Commission, taxes and insurance; correspondence relevant to various business activities, customs; invoices; list of clients (n.d.); miscellaneous documentation on accounting, banking; miscellaneous correspondence with suppliers; receipt books; receipt duplicate books, sales accounts ledgers; shipping related documentation; vehicle related documentation and correspondence, etc. All materials are in English.

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